Two drivers caught with wrong licence plates on same night

Chatham-Kent police officers nabbed two men in separate incidents in Wallaceburg Monday night for driving vehicles with the wrong licence plates.

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Chatham-Kent police officers nabbed two men in separate incidents in Wallaceburg Monday night for driving vehicles with the wrong licence plates.

Around 7:30 p.m., an officer spotted a blue GMC Jimmy on Forhan Street, police said. A query of the licence plates revealed they were registered to a yellow GMC Canyon.

After pulling the driver over, the officer learned the driver, a 31-year-old Walpole Island man, was suspended from driving.

He was charged with driving while under suspension, using plates not authorized for the vehicle and failing to provide an insurance card.

Around 9:30 p.m., an officer on patrol saw a black Ford F-150 on Jeanne Street, and a query of those licence plates revealed they were registered to a grey GMC Envoy, police said.

The officer went to pull the 39-year-old Wallaceburg man over on Agnes Street, but he continued driving until pulling into a driveway on Elgin Street, police said.

Through investigation, police said it was learned the accused was under suspension through the Family Responsibility Office for unpaid fines.

The accused was charged with using plates not authorized for the vehicle, failing to provide an insurance card and two counts of driving while under suspension.

Both accused are required to attend Provincial Offences Court on July 24, and the vehicles they were driving were towed from the scene and impounded as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program, police said.

Impaired driving

A 40-year-old Blenheim man is facing an impaired driving charge after being pulled over in Chatham early Tuesday morning.

Police said an officer saw a vehicle leaving an establishment on St. Clair Street just before 1 a.m. and, a short distance away, the vehicle was allegedly seen swerving on the roadway.

The officer stopped the vehicle and through investigation suspected the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol, police said.

A roadside test was administered and the man failed, police said.

The accused was arrested and taken to police headquarters for further breath tests, which resulted in him being charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

He was released with a July 9 court date and his vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program, police said.

Thefts under investigation

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a couple of break and enters in Chatham.

Police said an unlocked storage compound on Grand Avenue was entered some time last weekend and a lock was cut off on a storage unit.

Various items were stolen with an approximate value of $4,000, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Const. Craig Zink at craigz@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87324.

Police said a Pine Crest Road home in Chatham was entered sometime over the past month, resulting in the theft of a jewelry box. The total value of the theft is estimated at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jessica Butler at jessicab@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 8107333.

Anonymous calls can be made regarding either of these incidents to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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